Hants batsman makes football comeback

Daily Echo:

11:05am Friday 17th October 2014

HAMPSHIRE cricketer Joe Gatting has signed for non-league outfit Peacehaven & Telscombe FC.

Hampshire coach: Bates too good to NOT be playing county cricket


5:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Hampshire wicketkeeping coach Bobby Parks reckons Michael Bates is too good not to be playing county cricket.

Hampshire signing eyes Christmas comeback

Daily Echo:

8:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

Hampshire signing Jackson Bird is hoping to make his latest comeback from injury before Christmas.

Glenn’s spell seals series

Daily Echo:

7:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Glenn Maxwell won his second man-of-the-match award in four days after bowling a double-wicket maiden with the final over as Australia beat Pakistan by ONE run to complete a 3-0 ODI series win.

Maxwell stars in ODI thriller

Daily Echo: Glenn Maxwell

11:52am Monday 13th October 2014

GLENN Maxwell won his second man-of-the-match award in four days after bowling a double-wicket maiden with the final over as Australia beat Pakistan by ONE run to complete a 3-0 ODI series win.

Hampshire a happy chapter in Pietersen's life

Daily Echo:

7:09pm Thursday 9th October 2014

KEVIN Pietersen has hit out at a variety of targets in his controversial autobiography.

Teenage bowler Brad in England youth squad

Daily Echo:

6:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

Teenager off-spinner Brad Taylor is among three promising Hampshire cricketers included in an England youth squad for the 2016 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh.

Damning ECB dossier on Kevin Pietersen claims he said former Hampshire Cricket colleague Michael Carberry was 'useless' in Ashes series

Daily Echo: CRICKET Pietersen Factfile 193661.JPG

8:05am Wednesday 8th October 2014

Kevin Pietersen's alleged behaviour in his final weeks as an England player has been detailed in a leaked document that portrays the former England batsman as a troublesome member of a struggling squad.

Benkenstein retires

Daily Echo: SHOULDER INJURY: Dale Benkenstein

1:39pm Monday 6th October 2014

Hampshire first team coach Dale Benkenstein has announced his retirement from playing all forms of cricket.

Pietersen blasts Prior and Flower

Daily Echo: FRONT FOOT: Kevin Pietersen drives a delivery from an Australian bowler during last year's fourth Ashes Test Match at Durham's Chester-le-Street ground

9:23am Monday 6th October 2014

Kevin Pietersen has accused wicketkeeper Matt Prior of being a disruptive influence in the England dressing-room and former coach Andy Flower of ruling ''by fear''.

Five moments that defined Hampshire's season

Daily Echo:

5:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

“IT’s been frustrating in the second division, we regard ourselves as a big club so it was important to get back to the top tier where we aspire to be.”

Hampshire Cricket 2014 - How the players rated

Daily Echo: James Vince

8:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

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Vince could play for Natal this winter

Daily Echo:

8:56pm Friday 3rd October 2014

JAMES Vince could play alongside Kyle Abbott in South Africa this winter.

Bates: "I'll always be a Hampshire lad at heart"


7:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

MICHAEL Bates is determined to bounce back from his Hampshire heartbreak.

Hants make double swoop

Daily Echo: Yasir Arafat has signed to play for the Sussex Sharks in the NatWest T20 Blast

5:17pm Monday 29th September 2014

Hampshire have signed two seamers as overseas players for next season – Australia’s Jackson Bird and former Sussex star Yasir Arafat.

Balcombe signs for Surrey

Daily Echo: DAVID BALCOMBE (Neil Marshall)

12:31pm Monday 29th September 2014

David Balcombe has signed a two-year deal with former county Surrey.

Hants coach targeting two new seam bowlers

Daily Echo:

6:00am Monday 29th September 2014

Hampshire coach Dale Benkenstein believes two more seam bowlers are needed for the return to the LV County Championship’s first division.

Will Smith voted Player of the Year

Daily Echo: Will Smith

5:48pm Sunday 28th September 2014

WILL Smith was named Hampshire’s Players’ Player of the Year at the county’s end-of-season do.

Tommo: Hants need to step up intensity next season

Daily Echo:

8:54pm Friday 3rd October 2014

JAMES Tomlinson believes Hampshire will need to up their intensity in division one.

Benkenstein: We deserved to go up as champions

Daily Echo: SHOULDER INJURY: Dale Benkenstein

5:38pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE number one objective for Dale Benkenstein when he took on the role of first-team coach was to guide Hampshire back into the LV County Championship’s first division after a three-year absence.

Hants release Michael Bates


8:00am Friday 26th September 2014

MICHAEL Bates is looking for a new county after being told there is no future for him at Hampshire.

Tommo: Promotion is the pinnacle of my career

Daily Echo:

5:00am Friday 26th September 2014

It was fitting that James Tomlinson should bowl Hampshire to LV County Championship promotion.

Adams feared the worst after opening day collapse

Daily Echo: Jimmy Adams

6:00am Friday 26th September 2014

Jimmy Adams admitted he feared the worst when Hampshire were reduced to 53-5 after winning the toss on the opening day in Cardiff.

Hants promoted as champions

Daily Echo:

11:45am Thursday 25th September 2014

Hampshire have been promoted as champions of the LV County Championship's second division after James Tomlinson took 6-48 against Glamorgan at the Swalec Stadium.

Wood gears up for final title push

Daily Echo:

8:02pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Hampshire’s four-wicket bowling hero Chris Wood says he’s ’very excited’ at the prospect of helping the county win the Division 2 title.

Hampshire have the Division 2 title in their sights

Daily Echo:

7:47pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Hampshire are homing in on the LV County Championship Division 2 title.

Vince included in England Performance Programme

Daily Echo: James Vince

1:12pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Hampshire star James Vince has been included in a 19-man England Performance Programme squad that will be training in Sri Lanka this winter.

Next four days will define Hants' season

Daily Echo:

7:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

HAMPSHIRE coach Dale Benkenstein admits the next four days will define the county’s season.

Vince saves best until last

Daily Echo: James Vince

7:47pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

James Vince reckoned his innings changing century against Glamorgan at Cardiff today was his best knock of the season.

Vince and Ervine keep promotion dream alive

Daily Echo: JAMES VINCE (LMI Photography)

7:36pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

James Vince and Sean Ervine hit hundreds as Hampshire staged a dramatic first day rescue act to salvage their LV County Championship, Division 2 promotion dreams in today's Cardiff sunshine.

Hants aim for final promotion push

Daily Echo:

6:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

TWO years after winning the T20 title in Cardiff, Hampshire have the chance to end the season with more celebrations at The Swalec Stadium.

Smith: This has been my best season yet

Daily Echo:

1:14pm Monday 22nd September 2014

HE has won three County Championship titles, but Will Smith’s rates his debut season with Hampshire as the best of his career.

Barton Farm developer works with cricket club to donate equipment to African team

Daily Echo:

9:08am Saturday 20th September 2014

A DEVELOPER for one of Winchester’s largest housing projects has joined forces with a nearby cricket club to donate equipment to a needy African team.

Smith century rescues Hants

Daily Echo:

7:02pm Thursday 18th September 2014

WILL Smith celebrated his three-year contract extension with one of the most important hundreds of his career as Hampshire held on for a tense draw at The Ageas Bowl.

Hants follow on despite Ervine heroics

Daily Echo:

3:13pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Hampshire will end the Ageas Bowl season battling for five vital LV County Championship points – thanks to Sean Ervine’s first century for more than two years.

Ervine: "We can still beat Kent."

Daily Echo:

6:44pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

SEAN Ervine believes his first century since 2012 could yet be a match-winning innings.

Hants under pressure at The Ageas Bowl

Daily Echo:

6:10pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Hampshire’s promotion hopes received a setback as Kent amassed their highest total of the season at The Ageas Bowl today.

Hants star signs contract extension

Daily Echo:

11:39am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Hampshire star Will Smith has signed a new two-year contract extension, until the end of the 2017 season.

Kent hold up Hampshire's promotion charge

Daily Echo:

7:43pm Monday 15th September 2014

Daniel Bell-Drummond and Sam Northeast each struck centuries in an unbroken fourth wicket stand of 226 as Kent severely delayed Hampshire’s progress towards promotion to the LV County Championship Division One at the Ageas Bowl.

Tahir back in for promotion decider

Daily Echo: Imran Tahir

1:34pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Imran Tahir is expected to make his first Hampshire appearance for three years tomorrow as the county aim for the win which would secure them promotion from the second tier of the County Championship.

Hampshire stars set up coaching courses

Daily Echo: JAMES VINCE (LMI Photography)

11:09am Thursday 11th September 2014

Hampshire stars James Vince and Michael Carberry have designed coaching courses for aspiring young cricketers that will take place at the Ageas Bowl this winter.

Boost for Hampshire's title hopes

Daily Echo: Jimmy Adams

8:21pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Despite sitting out the latest round of matches, Hampshire enjoyed a good day in Division Two of the County Championship.

Surrey snub for ex-Hants star Pietersen

Daily Echo: Surrey's Kevin Pietersen. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

2:21pm Monday 8th September 2014

Kevin Pietersen appears unlikely to play any first-class cricket this summer after Surrey resisted the temptation to draft him into their LV_ County Championship squad to travel to Worcestershire.

Coles penalised by ECB

Daily Echo: Matt Coles has made quite an impact

10:52pm Saturday 6th September 2014

Matt Coles has received six penalty points for a dangerous throw during Hampshire's recent LV County Championship win against Leicestershire.

Tahir to give Hampshire a selection headache

Daily Echo: Imran Tahir

7:00pm Saturday 6th September 2014

IMRAN Tahir will head to Hampshire after tomorrow’s triangular series final between South Africa and Australia.

Adams backs veteran bowler to be a Hants hit

Daily Echo: Jimmy Adams

11:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

JIMMY Adams is looking forward to being reunited with former teammate Andre Adams.

Duo face a nervous wait over Bowl future


8:00am Friday 5th September 2014

HAMPSHIRE are still in contract negotiations with Michael Bates and David Balcombe.

Adams targets promotion - as champions

Daily Echo: Jimmy Adams

6:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

HAMPSHIRE captain Jimmy Adams set his team's sights on more silverware after his side took a giant step to the LV County Championship’s first division.

Hants thrash Leicestershire to boost promotion charge

Daily Echo:

3:29pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

HAMPSHIRE are closing in on LV County Championship promotion after a second successive win - and they could yet go up as champions.

Adams & Carberry break Richards & Greenidge record

Daily Echo:

2:17pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

JIMMY Adams made his FIFTH double hundred for Hampshire after he and Michael Carberry broke an opening partnership record held by Barry Richards and Gordon Greenidge.

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